Friday, April 10, 2009

Open Letter Friday - 4/10

Polymer Clay Snails has a MeMe called Open Letter Friday.

Write a letter, to anyone. Sister, parent, crazy driver, or co-worker who comes into work sick and coughs all over you repeatedly until you toss a paper clip down their throats.


Dear People of Faith,

What is wrong with understanding the views of another person?

So what if they want to worship or follow a purple dinosaur, a single god or goddess, an author of a science fiction novel, the earth we walk on or nothing at all?

Would it be so hard to accept what they believe, to embrace the fact that they believe in something and pray/cast a spell/make a shrine to that entity?

What harm does it cause you to look at their path, even if it goes against what you believe in and say… “What a wonderful way of looking at things. I never thought about it from that angle, I am thankful they were put in my path as a lesson for me to open my horizons.”

Why must you have so much venom and anger towards the beliefs of another? I understand disliking a single follower of a faith/path. I understand if that person has wronged you or if they are a misrepresentation of their chosen belief structure, however, you should not hate all people from that path/faith.

What if your path tells you to hate followers from a different path or faith?

Do you hate them all?

What if your path tells you to kill followers from a different path or faith?

Do you do it?

Where do you draw the line?

Do you simply leave it as hate? Is that any better?

Trying to grow with love and acceptance,

Mother who has heard it all when it comes to her chosen path


Jadekitty said...

I would say most anger comes from a personal experience where they haven't moved past or taking on hurt from another person and then blowing it out of proportion. It age and wisdom that allows people to see the wisdom in a situation.

Nydia said...

OOOO I can't stand those extremist types!

GREAT! letter ... I was too busy celebrating my birthday to post anything last weekend ... so I'm playing catch up big time!

I love this letter ... From your blog to God's (Buddha's, Jehovah's, Xenu's, nobody's) ears! :)